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May 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
, then to help others like her. our zain asher has their story. >> 10-year-old sarah wants to be a singer. ♪ how i wonder what you are >> her mother says if she gets a new pair of lungs next few weeks, her dreams could one be a reality. >> i'm not going to tell her she's dying because she's 10. >> sarah was born with cystic fibrosis, an illness that's damaged her lungs beyond repair. >> i used to go to school before i got oxygen. got to go to school and at least act like i was other children. >> we knew at some point she would need new lungs. we had hoped it would be much, much further down the road. but over the years her disease has progressed. >> if sarah was 12 years old, she'd have a higher chance of receiving adult lungs, but since she's 10, she primarily has access to children's lungs, which are in shorter supply. >> that's insane. it shouldn't be about their age. if she's the sickest person, she should qualify. >> under the rules, the only way sarah could receive an adult lung is if the other patients in her region who are aged 12 and older turned it down first. >> it tugs at my heart. i
May 26, 2013 1:00pm PDT
and maybe one day realizing her dreams. ♪ >> reporter: zain asher, philadelphia sglp sarah's parents are urging officials to change the policy that they believe limits young children's access to adult donor lungs. they set up a petition at change.o right now sarah's petition is the most popular one on the site. sarah's mom also has a facebook page devoted to her daughter's fight for survival. it is at there are currently 118,000 people like sarah waiting for organ transplants in the united states. find out more information, go to the website >>> it is decision time at the u.s. supreme court. the justices are about to issue rulings on several big cases. hear how their opinions will affect millions of americans live. at university of phoenix we kis where it can take you.cation (now arriving: city hospital) which is why we're proud to help connect our students with leading employers across the nation. (next stop: financial center) let's get to work. >>> it's decision time at the u.s. supreme court. justices are about to issue rul
May 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
she'd have a better chance of finding new lungs. sarah told cnn's zain asher that's simply not fair. ♪ twinkle, twinkle >> reporter: 10-year-old sarah murnaghan wants to be a singer. ♪ how i wonder what you are >> reporter: her mother says if she gets a new pair of lungs in the next few weeks her dreams could one day be a reality. >> i'm not going to tell her she's 9 because she's 10. >> reporter: sarah was born with cystic fibrosis, an illness that's damaged her lungs beyond repair. >> i used to go to school before i got on oxygen. got to go to school and at least try and act like all the normal children. >> we knew at some point she would need new lungs. we had hoped it would be much, much further down the road, but over the years her disease has progressed. >> reporter: if sarah was 12 years old, she'd have a higher chance of receiving adult lungs, but since she's 10, she primarily has access to children's lungs, which are in shorter supply. >> that's insane. it shouldn't be about their age. if she's the sickest person, she should qualify. >> reporter: under the rules, the on
May 11, 2013 6:30am PDT
where and how the clothes they wear every day are made. business correspondent zain asher went to new york's garment district in search of clothing made in the usa. she joins me now. >> hi, christine. there's 1,700 people working in the garment industry but american clothing factories are not as close as they once were. wages are 30 cents an hour in bangladesh and some sweat shops forcing them to produce a sweater every six minutes. outsource something clearly here to stay. how can we prevent another disaster from happening again? tanya siller has been a garment worker for about 30 years. this donna karon dress will retail $1,800. his salary is about $125 a day, a far cry from ace counterparts where garment workers are paid less than 2% of that amount. >> it's a high label. i don't know how they work in that kind of condition. >> he says the workers he supervises produce three stresses a day. in a world where wages in china are roughly $1 an hour, are considered expensive, manufacturers are pressured to turn out product at low costs, sometimes jeopardizing safety. the union leader edg
May 25, 2013 6:30am PDT
to lure the crowds back? cnn's business correspondent zain asher took a trip down to asbury park and joins us this morning. >> it's not just a big weekend for businesses it's also a big weekend for the city of asbury park itself. remember one-third of the city's revenue comes from beach tourism and memorial day weekend is unbelievably important to that. also these businesses are seasonal and if they don't make enough revenue through memorial day they will have a tough time through the winter. >> you feel like you're walking on the ocean. >> reporter: new jersey restaurant owner marilyn schlossberg always worries about the forecast. >> when we're open for business the first thing i look is at the weather. >> reporter: the weather nearly destroyed her business. >> the window frames all blew in to the other side so every surge of water that came up after that ended up in here. >> reporter: the rebuilding began almost as soon as the waters receded. she landed a $250,000 loan from the small business administration and was able to reopen here in april. but it's been a challenging year to say the
May 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
the construction everywhere around town. zain asher, thank you very much. >>> want to switch gears now, go straight to live pictures we're getting breaks news here. if you're in and around the baltimore area, you perhaps see this smoke here, billowing in the air, white smoke turning to black smoke. what is this? let me tell you, few details. this is what we know. this is a train derailment, a cargo train in the baltimore area. according to the baltimore sun, they heard a loud explosion and then as you can see, they all witnessed this massive plume of white smoke. initial reports indicate no one was injured. again, initial reports. but by the proximity clearly of this train derailment and other buildings, not quite sure if this is -- looks to be -- i don't know a residential part of town or not. but hazmat teams are en route to attack this. looking at other pictures as we look at this here for the first time together, not quite sure what that is on the right side of the screen. get in my ear and let me know. yeah, some kind of industrial -- something industrial, can't tell. left-hand side of your sc
May 20, 2013 2:00am PDT
does go up but he did say after that good news that gas price will decline in june. >> zain asher there for us. when people show up they have a bad surprise in store for them. >>> a fateful decision that ended with a miracle. a woman who boarded the passenger plane forced into a dangerous belly landing tells us what happened aboard that aircraft. she was never supposed to be on that plane. her story still to come. joanne artist at the billboard music awards legs drop fans during his performance. it's ugly. we'll show you the incredible video just ahead. aching us thatt create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... in everything from the best experiences below... to the finest comforts above. we're not simply saluting history... we're making it. there's a new way to fight litter box odor. introducing tidy cats with glade tough odor solutions. two trusted names, one amazing product. the wright brothers became the first in flight. [ goodall ] i think the most a
May 5, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. today's shadow economy has become much more than those professions. zain asher joins us with more on this. >> these are people with college degrees we are talking about. computer programmers, graphic artists, even tax accountants, which is ironic because they don't always pay taxes on their income. the bottom line is they're still working, still making a living, they are just doing it off the books. who are the people working in america's shadow economy? it's probably not who you think. >> the shadow economy isn't necessarily comprised of people making $5 here, $10 here for goods and service. it's people who are designers, computer programmers, people preparing taxes, accountants, making tens of thousands of dollars, but who prefer to do it off the books. >> this is a professor of sociology and columbia university. he devoted his entire career to studying the criminal side of the u.s. economy, but a growing number of americans working in the shadows are not typically what come to mind when you think of a criminal. >> they may have skills and what they are doing with those skills i
May 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
to collect sales tax for purchases made in 45 states. zain asher is joining us from new york. zain, how does this bill work? >> reporter: hey, wolf. it would basically end tax-free shopping online. right now as the law stands, you only have to pay online sales tax if the online store has a physical presence in your state. so, for example, a warehouse. if you buy something from, and you live in washington, where amazon does have a warehouse, you currently do have to pay sales tax. if you live in illinois, though, you do not. so if this bill passes, online retailers will be forced to collect sales tax across the board. by the way, also, shoppers are technically supposed to pay sales tax by declaring their purchases on their tax return, but, of course, most people do not do this. this bill intends to level out the playing field. there are some exemptions. if you're lucky enough to live in a state where that doesn't have sales tax, for example, this will not apply. and businesses making less than $1 million in out of state purchases will also be exempt. wolf? >> only five states don't
May 2, 2013 9:00am PDT
on passengers who don't book flights directly through the airline's website. our zain asher is in new york. new fees for overhead bags? how would that work? >> you basically said starting this summer if you don't book on frontier's website and if you're not an elite member, by the way, you will have to pay to carry on your bags, $25 if you pay in advance $100 at the gate. you're also getting fewer frequent flier miles. frontier says one of the reasons it's doing this is because it's elite members have complained about overhead bins filling up before they get their bags on board. and they also want to reward loyal customers. frontier is already a low cost carrier, now they've said they're going to be an ultralow cost carrier. but it's only going to be ultralow cost, by the way, wolf, if you book your ticket at the right place. you have to go to their website. wolf. >> so if you pay to -- for your bag online it's $25, but if you do it at the airport you said it was $100? is that what you just said? >> absolutely right. $100 if you do it at the airport. >> to check one bag for $100? >> i know. it'
May 2, 2013 10:00am PDT
, zain asher reporting. >>> the calendar says it's may, but for the midwest, it feels like february. >>> plus, this sunday night, anthony bourdain heads north to canada. a tour of the country by train. this is a show you won't want to miss, sunday 9:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. have hail damage to both their cars. ted ted is trying to get a hold of his insurance agent. maxwell is not. he's on setting up an appointment with an adjuster. ted is now on hold with his insurance company. maxwell is not and just confirmed a 5:30 time for tuesday. ted, is still waiting. yes! maxwell is out and about... with ted's now ex-girlfriend. wheeeee! whoo! later ted! online claims appointments. just a click away on >>> other news we're following right now, major health concern in saudi arabia. five people have died from a sars-like virus. it swept from country to country across continents ten years ago killing hundreds of people, most in asia where it originated. there's no vaccination or preventive antibiotic treatment for the virus. >>> things have quieted down, but office
May 12, 2013 12:00pm PDT
they wear every day are made. business correspondent zain asher went down to new york's garment district in search of cloelthing made in the usa. she joins me now. >> there's still7100 people working in the garment district here in new york city, but american clothing factories are not as common as they once were. wages in places like bangladesh are around 30 cents an hour and production is a lot faster with some sweat shots producing workers to produce a sweater every six minutes. outsourcing is clearly here to stay. the question is how can we prevent another dewrazarser fro happening again. tan yeah has been a garmin worker for about 30 years. this donna karan dress will retail for about $15,000. his salary is about $125 a day, a far cry from his counterparts in bangladesh where garment workers are paid less than 2% of the amount. >> that's a high labor order. >> he says the work of his supervisors produces three dresses a day, but production rates in places like this are much higher. in a world where china wages are roughly $1 an hour manufacturers are pressured to turn out products a
May 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
jersey. zain asher has beenwannabes mil. someone has to win eventually, right? >> reporter: and you never know, it could actually be you. you know what they say, you do have to be in to win it. and what tends to happen is that people who don't usually play decide that they're feeling quite lucky and people who do usually play start to buy multiple ticket. but if you are going out and buying like 10, 2030 tickets, it is important that you do not spend more money than of course you can afford to lose.,30 tick it is important that you do not spend more money than of course you can afford to lose. 30 tick it is important that you do not spend more money than of course you can afford to lose. it is $600 million. if you opt for the lump sum, you'll still walk away with roughly around $376 million. and just to put that in context for you, that is basically enough money to give a dollar to every single person in this country and at the end of it you can you would still have roughly around $60 million left over. but let's talk about chances. the chances of winning are one in 176 million. those are
May 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
correspondent zain asher joins me now from new york. zain, this is part of a broader problem that could end up getting worse, right? >> reporter: exactly, and it is troubling, joe, because whenever there is a disaster, earthquake or tornado as we saw in oklahoma where a lot of people are trying to use their cell phones at once, sometimes the calls will not go through. that's a shortage known as spectrum. think of it as wireless capacity. you can't touch it, can't see it, but this is really the lifeline of the cell phone market. the problem with spectrum is that there is a limited amount. you can't create more of it. there is a growing concern because there is more and more people using smartphones and tablets, the more the wireless capacity gets clogged and that's when you get things like poor cell phone service over time, and slower data speeds. now the entire world uses less than one exobite. that's expected to increase ten times. smartphone usage is expected to increase by 81% in the next five years. tablet usage by over 110%. so unless something is done, those dropped calls as you mentione
May 17, 2013 11:00am PDT
have an office pool, by that time, you're one of the richest 1% in the world. zain asher is joining us live from passaic, new jersey. i don't know if the news has reached you yet out on the street yet, zain, but this has got to have people pretty freaked out that the chances of winning are high, but if you strike it, you strike it almost bigger than anybody else ever before. >> yeah, a lot of people here are lining up, they fancy their chances at hoping to get lucky tomorrow. i actually spoke to one man, in the process of buying ten lottery tickets. another man telling me he spends $80 a day on lottery tickets. and tomorrow would be no exception. i do want to say, though, if you are spending that kind of money, if you are buying multiple tickets, it is, of course, important that you do not spend more money than you can afford to lose. you said it, $600 million as it stands now that number could, of course, grow. you have the choice between either taking annual payments or a lump sum. the catch, of course, with the lump sum, you end up with less money, it is $376 million if you choose t
May 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
-gay attacks just this week alone. i want to bring in zain asher, live in new york. zain, you're covering this story. there have been six hate crime attacks in the last few weeks in new york including a mark carson, his death and more than 20 of these attacks alone in new york in the last year. police, what are they saying? are they at a loss to explain why this is happening, why we're seeing this surge? >> reporter: absolutely, poppy. everybody is at a loss to explain why. just to give you some perspective, hate crimes against gays have risen by 70% in the last year, that is obviously a huge amount. one theory is more people are simply coming forward to report these crimes. that is what people are saying to me. but everyone is saying hate crimes against gays are unfortunately a reality that they have to deal with all the time, but in this particular case they just feel as though more people are coming forward to report them or they're saying the most shocking part of this is that in a city as open and liberal by the way as new york, that this is happening here, that is a shocking thing.
May 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> welcome back to "starting point" i'm zain asher in for christine romans "minding your business." the headlines are quite simply amazing. the s&p 500 record high. the nasdaq 12-year high, and take a look at the numbers for april. the major averages are all up nearly 2%. the s&p's win streak is now at six months, and counting. we haven't seen that in four years. also the troubled dreamliner plane back in action. eight airlines own a boeing 787 dreamliner. all those carriers will resume commercial flights by early in june. all dreamliners were grounded in january after problems with its batteries. also yahoo ceo marissa mayer is making headlines yet again. this time she's making the company's maternity leave more generous. new moms will get 16 weeks of paid leave. dads will get 8 weeks. parents also get 500 bucks to spend on diapers, clothes and other baby items. mayer is bringing yahoo policies more in line with other companies. but at facebook mums and dads get 16 weeks of leave and also $4,000. >> that's incentive right there. fertility plan. 26 minutes after the hour. next on
May 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
of to make good on tap from the dead the attack. zain asher reports. >> the expectations are cut short. you can feel the building shake. this building has never shown in the 23 years. we didn't think about collecting tax which is help people get out of here. >> it was not until this restaurant owner came back to the establishment a few days later he realized just how much he had lost. >> it was about 28---28 hundred dollars. >> money is just the last thing on your mind. >> a week later a few honest customers started stabbing of a. >> the monday after i started getting phone calls saying i was at the marathon i'm calling to see i can pay my tab. >> really! when a minute! hold on second. >> the fact that people call up and say i was in your a status and we were evacuating here is the money i owe you. >> he says since the ataxia's gotten 10 phone calls and several lessons from custosince the marathon he has gotten 10 phone calls and several messages from people wanting to pay their tab. >> boston people are good people. they outnumber the stairs by a lot. >> a hotel located two doors down for
May 17, 2013 2:00pm PDT
jersey where cnn business correspondent zain asher is standing by. has the fever gotten intense already, zain? >> reporter: it is absolutely very intense over here, wolf. i actually caught one man in the middle of buying ten lottery tickets and another man telling me he spends on average $80 a day in general on lottery tickets and says that tomorrow would absolutely be no exception. i do also want to say if you are spending that kind of cash on lottery tickets it is very important that you do not spend more money than you can afford to lose. the jackpot right now as you know stands at $600 million. it is of course the second largest in u.s. history and you do have the choice of either annual payments or a lump sum payment and the catch of course with the lump sum is you get a little less money. you would get in this case $376 million. i personally would not be complaining about that. however, what i probably would complain about is the chances of winning. they are absolutely dismal. one in 175 million. those are your chances of winning tomorrow. actually that is an improvement because p
May 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
policy for workers, and it's more generous than before. >> yeah. >> interesting. cnn's zain asher here with the details. >> marissa mayer takes scrutiny for everything she does. at least this time, positive, absolutely great news for any expectant mother who works at yahoo! yahoo! said in a statement and i'm quoting, doing this is to support the happiness and well-being of yahoo! and their families. let me break down what you get. fathers get eight weeks of paid leave. mothers get double that, 16 weeks of paid leave. she's also throwing in free cash, $500 worth of free cash for people to sort of spend on baby clothes. >> on diapers. >> that kind of thing. it does sound great but it's a little bit behind what other tech companies offer. it's behind google, which offers 18 to 22 weeks. for new moms. facebook, by the way, 16 weeks of paid leave for both mums and dads, by the way. they also offer $4,000 in baby cash. so it's a huge amount. and dads get 16 weeks of paid leave, as well. so marissa mayer clearly trying to revive perks, she wants to be competitive. but she's also trying to rig
May 9, 2013 2:00am PDT
now stand at the lowest level since february 2007. that was 74 months ago. >> all right. zain asher, appreciate it. >>> city ahead, we're going to go back to cleveland where suspect ariel castro is about to be charge with kidnapping and rape. this is happening as shocking new details of the or dooil deal faced by these three women are emerging this morning. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. but kate -- still looks like...kate. nice'n easy with colorblend technology gives expert highlights and lowlights. for color that's true to you. i don't know how she does it. with nice'n easy, all they see is you. with nice'n easy, trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast ca
May 10, 2013 2:00am PDT
dropped. but will they slap that money back on the table today? zain asher is here with the answer. >> looks as if the market will be rebounding. futures are up solidly so we could end the week with some gains. also want to talk to you about cyber story we are following. sounds like something out of a movie. when you typically think of a bank theft or a heist, you think of individuals with masks and guns. this time we're talking about people armed with nothing but the internet, and software, and laptops. eight people charged in a cyber theft ring. they stole $42 million from banks all around the world. $2.8 million from banks in new york city. the attacks were in february, and in december. here's how they did it. they hacked into the banking system. they increased the money on people's cards, the limit on people's cards, and they transferred that information onto fake cards, and withdrew money from atms. basically any financial institution's worst nightmare. you had 4,000 separate transactions. u.s. attorney spoke at a press conference. here's what she had to say. >> the consumer r
May 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
in new york, i'm zain asher. we'll be back at the same time tomorrow. nown? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed much is the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ >>> that's it for me live here in phoenix, arizona. but "the lead" with jake tapper is coming up next. thanks for watching. >>> remember that kids book, alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day? i bet president obama does. he's having a week like that. i'm jake tapper and this is "the lead." the national lead. facing the firing squad. attorney general eric holder going before the republican controlled house judiciary committee and on the defensive over the many scandals swirling around the administration. the world lead. two years after the revolution in egypt, a plot to blow up western embassies there by a militant group with suspected links to
May 17, 2013 2:00am PDT
million, the second biggest powerball prize ever. zain asher is live in pesaic, new jersey. have you bought your own? >> reporter: i have not. a lot of people here are lining up to buy theirs. what happenses when the jackpot gets this big is people who don't usually play start to buy tickets. people who do play buy more tickets. they buy ten, 20 tickets. it's important not to spend more money than you can afford. the jackpot now is $550 million. the second largest in powerball history. by the way, if you walked away with the lump sum you will net $350 million. basically enough money to give a dollar to every single person in this country and you would still be a millionaire several times over. what i want to emphasize is the chance of winning. we hear it all the time. the chance of winning is 1 in 175 million. certainly far from being a sure thing. it was previously 1 in 195 million. now it's 1 in 175 million. we are getting closer. i did speak to the store clerk at this bp gas station. he said people are coming in by the droves. he expectses sales to increase tomorrow as the deadlin
May 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
business correspondent zain asher is working the story for us. what are the charges they're facing? >> hey, wolf. money laundering and trafficking charges among others. the justice department and the u.s. secret service have taken down what is being called one of the largest international money laundering cases ever. officials shut down payment process at liberty reserve over the weekend. charges filed in new york tuesday call liberty a financial hub of the cyber crime world. it works by allowing users to anonymously purchase liberty's online currency and transfer it to another anonymous account. according to a justice department the merchant who accepted the currency were overwhelmingly criminal in nature including traffickers of stolen credit card data, peddlers of various ponzi schemes, computer hackers for hire, unregulated enterprises and underground drug dealing websites. the government has arrested five defendants including the founder and cofounder of the company. two more defendants are still at large in costa rica, wolf. >> how did the government catch these guys? >> well, first
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